If you’re looking to watch American Netflix in Australia in 2017 then finding reliable information can be difficult.
There are thousands of myths out there that it’s no longer possible to access American Netflix in Australia in 2017 but in this guide I’m going to show that it is possible.
There was a time when all Aussies watched American Netflix without issue using a simple piece of software called a VPN.
At the start of 2016 Netflix cracked down on the use of VPN services and blocked most of them.
The good news is in 2017 a few VPN services found a way around this and are now able to access American Netflix.
How to watch American Netflix in Australia 2017
To watch American Netflix in Australia you’re going to need to sign up for a VPN service.
Unfortunately though not all VPN services work with Netflix as most are blocked but one service called StrongVPN works totally fine with American Netflix.
Just follow the simple steps below to access all the American Netflix catalogue with your Australia Netflix login details.
- Visit the StrongVPN website.
- Sign-up to their service by clicking Join Now. (Tip: Use coupon code SAVE15 to save 15%!)
- Download the software or app for your device from the Setup area.
- Run and install the software or app and Login when required.
- Select a United States location.
- Press Connect.
The StrongVPN client will now make connection.
After a 15 seconds or so the StrongVPN client will inform you it has connected.
All you need to do then is visit the Netflix website and log in.
You’ll get the best possible speeds using a West Coast server such as Los Angeles which will reduce the chances of buffering and lag when watching American Netflix.
Above is an example picture of the Windows software but the Mac software is the same and the apps for Android and iOS are even easier to use.
When you want to revert back to the Australia Netflix catalogue you can simply disconnect from StrongVPN.
You can, of course, reconnect at any time as long as you have a valid StrongVPN account.
1-Month, 3-Months or 12-Months StrongVPN?
Deciding to sign up for 1-Month, 3-Months or 12-Months can be difficult.
Netflix has shown they can actively block VPN connections but this hasn’t happened for a long time.
StrongVPN, on the other hand, has shown they can bypass these blocks as the service has been working with Netflix since August 2016 right up until now as of writing this article in May 2017.
If you’re paranoid that Netflix may block StrongVPN then stick to a 3-Month account as you can save big over the 1-Month account and you won’t fear losing money in the unlikely case it becomes blocked.
For the best price choose a 12-Month account as it will cost you just US$5.83 a month which is approximately $7.90 Australian at current rates.
Don’t forget you can save 15% off the standard price by using our discount coupon code: SAVE15.
Netflix US vs Netflix Oz
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi.
Australia is a great country, you’ve got nice beaches, you’ve got beautiful people, but unfortunately, you’ve got shite Netflix.
According to recent reports by Finder.com American Netflix has 1157 TV Shows and 4593 movies.
Australian Netflix, on the other hand, has just 443 TV Shows and 1585 movies.
That’s just 38% of the American TV Show catalogue and an even more depressing 34% of the movies.
Clearly using your Australian Netflix account with the American Netflix service is the way to go, you get more for your money.
Don’t forget to get access to all this extra Netflix content in Australia all you need to do is sign up to StrongVPN, connect to a US VPN server and away you go.